The Fifth Triennial International Fire & Cabin Safety Research Conference
2007 Conference Executive Summary
The International Aircraft Fire and Cabin Safety Research Conference was held October 29-November 1, 2007, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. This marked the fifth time this triennial conference brought hundreds from the international aviation community together to share research results in the areas of aircraft fire safety (including materials flammability, fuselage burnthrough, fuel tank inerting, and advanced materials), crash dynamics, evacuation studies, and operational issues.
The 2007 conference was jointly sponsored by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the Direction Generale d'Aviation Civile of France (DGAC), the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the Civil Aviation Bureau of Japan (JCAB), the Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil of Brazil (ANAC), the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
A record number of people (close to 500) participated in the 2007 conference. Attendees represented airlines, aircraft manufacturers, aircraft interior components manufacturers, cabin safety inspectors, fire suppression systems manufacturers, human factors researchers, computer modelers, regulators, safety researchers, and academics.
Presentations, comments, and input expressed at the Conference and in the 2007 Conference Proceedings are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect positions of the organizations represented.
The 2007 Conference Proceedings were compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center Fire Safety Branch, Atlantic City International Airport, New Jersey, USA, and SRA International, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA.